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The Long Now Foundation was established in 1996 to develop projects that creatively foster long-term thinking. One of these projects, the 10,000 Year Library, explores what a library for the ages might be, and how such a library might survive to serve as a repository of human knowledge and civilization for millennia to come.

The Rosetta Project is one exploration of The Long Now Foundation’s 10,000 Year Library. The Rosetta Disk, a very long-term backup of the collection, is a hand-sized nickel disk microscopically etched with thousands of pages from the collection and readable with 600 power optical magnification. The writing on the disk can last and be legible for thousands of years.

View The Rosetta Project Collection at Archive.org

The Long Now Foundation website has more information on the 10,000 Year Library

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Topics: Zulu Genesis Translation, zul
The PanLex Project
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Published and manuscript works documenting translations among the lexemes of the world's least-known languages. These are works consulted by the PanLex Project of The Long Now Foundation, in its effort to make it possible for everybody to understand, via translation, any word in any language in the world.
The Long Now Foundation
by Grierson, G.A.
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Topics: Marathi Grammar, mar
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: cha, Chamorro Grammar, Chamorro Vocabulary
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Akan Genesis Translation, aka
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Yoruba Genesis Translation, yor
The Long Now Foundation
by United Bible Societies
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Topics: Gikuyu Genesis Translation, kik
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Sotho, Southern Genesis Translation, sot
The Long Now Foundation
by Bible Society of Ethiopia
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Topics: Amharic Genesis Translation, amh
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Venda Genesis Translation, ven
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Topics: Shona Genesis Translation, sna
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Topics: Telugu Genesis Translation, tel
The Long Now Foundation
by Keller, Kathryn C.
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Topics: Chontal, Tabasco Grammar, chf
The Long Now Foundation
by British and Foreign Bible Society
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Topics: Igbo Genesis Translation, ibo
The Long Now Foundation
by Donaldson, Bruce C.
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Topics: Afrikaans Grammar, afr
Topics: Popoluca, Oluta Phonology, plo
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: ilo, Ilocano Dictionary, Ilocano Vocabulary, Ilocano Dictionary, Ilocano Vocabulary
The Manual for Civilization
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The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tagalog Genesis Translation, tgl
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Topics: Spanish Genesis Translation, spa
The Rosetta Project--Texts
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Topics: arn, Mapudungun Grammar, Mapudungun Dictionary
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Topics: Sinhala Genesis Translation, sin
The Long Now Foundation
by Jungraithmayr, Hermann
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Topics: Tangale Grammar, tan, genealogy
The Long Now Foundation
by Reed, Ivy Kellerman
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Topics: epo, Esperanto Book, Esperanto Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: bla, Blackfoot Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
by Judson, A.
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Topics: mya, Burmese Dictionary, Burmese Vocabulary
Topics: Shelta Glossed Text, sth, Shelta Vocabulary
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Topics: Hebrew, Ancient Genesis Translation, hbo
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: bnc, Bontoc, Central Grammar, Bontoc, Central Vocabulary, Bontoc, Central Glossed Text
The Long Now Foundation
by Ponelis, Fritz
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Topics: Afrikaans Detailed Description, afr
The Long Now Foundation
by Philippine Bible Society
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Topics: Ilocano Genesis Translation, ilo
The Long Now Foundation
by Hamlyn, W. T.
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Topics: Mandinka Book, mnk
The Long Now Foundation
by Cuoq, Jean Andre
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Topics: Algonquin Book, alq
The Long Now Foundation
by Essien, Okon E.
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Topics: Ibibio Detailed Description, ibb
The Long Now Foundation
by N.B.S.S.
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Topics: Nyanja Genesis Translation, nya
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Chippewa Book, ciw
The Long Now Foundation
by Lopez, Francisco
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Topics: ilo, Ilocano Grammar, Ilocano Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
by W.W. Goodwin
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Topics: grc, Greek, Ancient Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tagalog Phonology, tgl
The Long Now Foundation
by Palsgrave, Jean
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Topics: fra, French Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
by H.W. Smyth
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Topics: grc, Greek, Ancient Grammar
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Pashto, Southern Grammar, pbt
The Long Now Foundation
by Reichard, Gladys A.
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Topics: Navajo Book, nav
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: ilo, Ilocano Dictionary, Ilocano Vocabulary
The Long Now Foundation
by Barrett, A.
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Topics: Turkana Orthography, tuv
The Long Now Foundation
by Andronov, Mikhail
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Topics: Brahui Vocabulary, brh
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Kalenjin Genesis Translation, kln
Topics: awk, Awabakal Detailed Description, Awabakal Grammar, Awabakal Vocabulary, Awabakal Bible...
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tiv Genesis Translation, tiv
The Long Now Foundation
by Malandra, Alfred
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Topics: Acholi Orthography, ach
The Rosetta Project--Texts
by de Crequi-Montfort, G.; Rivet, P.
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Topic: tna
The Long Now Foundation
by Bible Society of South Africa
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Topics: Sotho, Northern Genesis Translation, nso
The Long Now Foundation
by British and Foreign Bible Society
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Topics: Efik Genesis Translation, efi
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Lingala Genesis Translation, lin
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Topics: mbj, Nadëb Detailed Description
The Long Now Foundation
by United Bible Societies
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Topics: Hausa Genesis Translation, hau
The Long Now Foundation
by Theisen, Wesley
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Topics: Bora Phonology, boa
The Long Now Foundation
by Deloria, Ella
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Topics: Dakota Glossed Text, dak
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tongan Genesis Translation, ton
The Long Now Foundation
by The Bible Society of Kenya
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Topics: Gusii Genesis Translation, guz
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tausug Grammar, tsg
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Yurok Book, yur
The Long Now Foundation
by Stairs, Glenn; Stairs, Emily F.
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Topics: Huave, San Mateo del Mar Orthography, huv
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: jav, Javanese Detailed Description
The Long Now Foundation
by Bunzel, Ruth L.
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Topics: Zuni Glossed Text, zun
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Yokuts Book, yok
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: bnc, Bontoc, Central Vocabulary
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Cebuano Genesis Translation, ceb
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Tamil Genesis Translation, tam
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Yoruba Genesis Translation, yor
The Long Now Foundation
by J.B. Bernard
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Topics: khm, Khmer, Central Dictionary
The Long Now Foundation
by Smith, Janet S.; Daniels, Peter T.; Bright, William
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Topics: Japanese Orthography, jpn
The Rosetta Project--Texts
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Topics: kmr, Kurdish, Northern Book
Topics: Hausa Phonology, hau
The Long Now Foundation
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Topics: Hindi Detailed Description, hin